We studied the effect of chronic intraperitoneal (ip) infusion of saline supplemented with the glycosaminoglycan-chondroitin sulphate 0.1% on the permeability and peroxidation of the peritoneal membrane in rats and compared this with the effect of saline infusion alone. Animals treated with chondroitin sulphate had a higher net ultrafiltration (uf), a slower glucose absorption from the dialysate and less trans-peritoneal loss of proteins. Chronic ip infusion of chondroitin sulphate reduced peroxidation of the peritoneum. These observations suggest that chondroitin may effect the peritoneal interstitium-an important barrier of fluid and solutes transport.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Advances in peritoneal dialysis. Conference on Peritoneal Dialysis|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
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